A complete 2013 renovation by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak, Course One reopened in June 2014.
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As reported on CBS Sports.com Cybergolf
Medinah Reopens Course One Following Doak Remodel
Click here for the official Medinah Press Release - June 13, 2014
|Medinah Country Club is the site of many of the most memorable moments spanning 60 years of major championship golf, and site of the 39th Ryder Cup in September of 2012. |
Located some 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, Medinah Country Club has hosted three U.S. Opens (1949, 1975 and 1990) and two PGA Championships (1999, 2006); while also the site of the 1988 U.S. Senior Open and three Western Opens [now BMW Championship] (1939, 1962, 1966) and the 39th Ryder Cup (2012).
With the addition of Mr. Doak’s complete renovation of Course #1, Medinah Country Club continues to deliver a world-class golf experience as well as upholding our ongoing tradition of value to our members. In addition to our storied championship Course #3, Medinah now features a brand new course of the finest modern design for players of all skill levels, as well as a third course for family-oriented play.
Golf Central's original airing of Course One Preview and Chat with Course Architect Tom Doak
|About Tom Doak|
Renowned course architect Tom Doak, of Renaissance Golf Design, Inc., who led Medinah’s Course #1 renovation scheduled to open in summer 2014, has been named Golf Course Architect of the Year for 2013 by Golf Magazine.
Five of Doak’s original designs or co-designs are ranked among Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World. In addition, Doak has renovated dozens of classic golf courses originally created by architects from the “Golden Age” of design, including Chicago Golf Club (C.B. MacDonald), Pasatiempo Golf Club (Alistair Mackenzie), Shoreacres (Seth Raynor), Broadmoor Country Club, Indiana (Donald Ross) and San Francisco Golf Club (Albert Tillinghast).
Credited for building the foundation of a new “minimalist movement” of golf course design, Doak’s courses allow for smart shot making, create multiple options and usually are stunning to the eye. And that relentless attention to detail has earned Doak acclaim as one of the elite golf course designers of his generation.
A disciple of the legendary Alister MacKenzie, and attentive employee/student of contemporary design innovator Pete Dye, much of Doak’s inspiration and pleasure comes from being out in the field, refining design ideas while the course is coming together. That has been the norm since he accepted his first solo design opportunity at age 26, unusually young to be trusted with such an endeavor. But his brilliance of the craft of building golf courses was immediately evident. Doak has been described various ways: iconoclastic, cerebral, traditionalist, radical and controversial – much the way his two major influences, MacKenzie and Dye, have been described.
Born on March 16, 1961, in New York City, Doak now lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife Jennifer and their five children. Learn more about Tom Doak at www.renaissancegolf.com.
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